December 9, 2021

Sohu.com Reports Third Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU), China’s leading online media, video, gaming business group, today reported…

BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU), China’s leading online media, video, gaming business group, today reported unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter Highlights

  • Total revenues were US$216 million[1], up 37% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Brand advertising revenues were US$34 million, down 18% year-over-year and 8% quarter-over-quarter.
  • Online game revenues were US$167 million, up 65% year-over-year and 10% quarter-over-quarter.
  • GAAP net income from continuing operations[2] attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$12 million, compared with a net loss of US$15 million in the third quarter of 2020 and net income of US$22 million in the second quarter of 2021.
  • Non-GAAP[3] net income from continuing operations attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$17 million, compared with a net loss of US$7 million in the third quarter of 2020 and net income of US$25 million in the second quarter of 2021.

Dr. Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com Limited, commented, “For the third quarter of 2021, facing spot outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties in the macroeconomic environment, we continued to focus on refining our technology and developing products. Overall, we delivered better than expected top line and bottom line performance thanks to the solid performance of our online game business. For Sohu Media, we kept improving our products while constantly expanding premium content and stimulating social network distributions, which further consolidated our influence as a mainstream media platform. For Sohu Video, we continued to focus on our “Twin engine” strategy. We applied our advanced live broadcasting technologies into various events and scenarios as an effective tool for generating even more video content. For Changyou, our online games performed well during the quarter, with its revenue exceeding the high end of our prior guidance.”

Third Quarter Financial Results 

Revenues

Total revenues were US$216 million, up 37% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter.

Brand advertising revenues totaled US$34 million, down 18% year-over-year and 8% quarter-over-quarter. The decrease was mainly due to decreases in portal advertising revenues.

Online game revenues were US$167 million, up 65% year-over-year and 10% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly contributed by TLBB Vintage, which was launched during the fourth quarter of 2020. The quarter-over-quarter increase was mainly from Little Raccoon: Heroes, which was launched during the third quarter of 2021.

Gross Margin

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 74%, compared with 66% in the third quarter of 2020 and 76% in the second quarter of 2021.

GAAP gross margin for the brand advertising business was 29%, compared with 31% in the third quarter of 2020 and 27% in the second quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP gross margin for the brand advertising business was 29%, compared with 31% in the third quarter of 2020 and 28% in the second quarter of 2021.

Both GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin for online games was 83%, compared with 80% in the third quarter of 2020 and 89% in the second quarter of 2021. The quarter-over-quarter decrease in gross margin was mainly due to a higher percentage revenue contribution from mobile games, which typically require higher revenue-sharing payments.

Operating Expenses

For the third quarter of 2021, GAAP operating expenses totaled US$135 million, up 17% year-over-year and 3% quarter-over-quarter. Non-GAAP operating expenses were US$132 million, up 20% year-over-year and 4% quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to increases in salary and benefits expenses and the accrual of credit loss expenses.

Operating Profit/(Loss)

GAAP operating profit was US$25 million, compared with an operating loss of US$11 million in the third quarter of 2020 and an operating profit of US$25 million in the second quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP operating profit was US$28 million, compared with an operating loss of US$5 million in the third quarter of 2020 and an operating profit of US$28 million in the second quarter of 2021. 

Income Tax Expense

GAAP income tax expense was US$20 million, compared with income tax expense of US$11 million in the third quarter of 2020 and income tax expense of US$11 million in the second quarter of 2021. Non-GAAP income tax expense was US$19 million, compared with income tax expense of US$10 million in the third quarter of 2020 and income tax expense of US$9 million in the second quarter of 2021. The income tax expense in the second quarter of 2021 included a one-time tax benefit of US$9 million recognized by Changyou after final settlement of its income tax due for 2020.

Net Income/(Loss)

GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$12 million, or net income of US$0.31 per fully-diluted ADS, compared with a net loss of US$15 million in the third quarter of 2020 and net income of US$22 million in the second quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP net income from continuing operations attributable to Sohu.com Limited was US$17 million, or net income of US$0.44 per fully-diluted ADS, compared with a net loss of US$7 million in the third quarter of 2020 and net income of US$25 million in the second quarter of 2021.

Liquidity

As of September 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments were US$1.57 billion.

Supplementary Information for Changyou Results

Third Quarter 2021 Operating Results

  • For PC games, total average monthly active user accounts[4] (MAU) were 2.0 million, an increase of 3% year-over-year and a decrease of 5% quarter-over-quarter. Total quarterly aggregate active paying accounts[5] (APA) were 1.0 million, an increase of 4% year-over-year and 14% quarter-over-quarter. The quarter-over-quarter increase in APA was mainly due to in-game promotional activities launched for TLBB PC.
  • For mobile games, total average MAU were 4.6 million, an increase of 22% year-over-year and 143% quarter-over-quarter. Total quarterly APA were 1.0 million, an increase of 55% year-over-year and 99% quarter-over-quarter. The increases in both MAU and APA were mainly due to the launch of Little Raccoon: Heroes during the third quarter of 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Unaudited Financial Results

Total revenues were US$170 million, an increase of 63% year-over-year and 10% quarter-over-quarter. Online game revenues were US$167 million, an increase of 65% year-over-year and 10% quarter-over-quarter. Online advertising revenues were US$3 million, an increase of 4% year-over-year and 6% quarter-over-quarter.

GAAP and non-GAAP gross profit were both US$140 million, an increase of 68% year-over-year and 3% quarter-over-quarter.

GAAP operating expenses were US$63 million, an increase of 19% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter. The year-over-year increase was mainly due to an increase in marketing and promotional spending for online games, as well as an increase in bonus expenses related to revenue growth.

Non-GAAP operating expenses were US$61 million, an increase of 22% year-over-year and flat quarter-over-quarter.

GAAP operating profit was US$77 million, compared with an operating profit of US$30 million for the third quarter of 2020 and US$73 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP operating profit was US$79 million, compared with a non-GAAP operating profit of US$33 million for the third quarter of 2020 and US$75 million for the second quarter of 2021.

Recent Development

Sohu today announced that on November 13, 2021, its board of directors authorized a share repurchase program of up to US$100 million of the outstanding American depositary shares (“ADSs”) of Sohu over the next twelve months. The ADSs may be purchased from time to time at Sohu’s management’s discretion at prevailing market prices in accordance with Rule 10b-18 and Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Sohu’s management will determine the timing and amount of any purchases of ADSs based on their evaluation of market conditions, the trading price of ADSs and other factors. The share repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. Sohu plans to fund repurchases from its existing cash balance.

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2021, Sohu estimates:

  • Brand advertising revenues to be between US$28 million and US$31 million; this implies an annual decrease of 26% to 33% and a sequential decrease of 8% to 17%.
  • Online game revenues to be between US$140 million and US$150 million; this implies an annual decrease of 23% to 29% and a sequential decrease of 10% to 16%.
  • Non-GAAP net loss attributable to Sohu.com Limited to be between nil and US$10 million; and GAAP net loss attributable to Sohu.com Limited to be between US$3 million US$13 million.

For the fourth quarter 2021 guidance, the Company has adopted a presumed exchange rate of RMB6.40=US$1.00, as compared with the actual exchange rate of approximately RMB6.63=US$1.00 for the fourth quarter of 2020, and RMB6.47=US$1.00 for the third quarter of 2021.

This forecast reflects Sohu’s management’s current and preliminary view, which is subject to substantial uncertainty, particularly in view of the potential ongoing impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, which remains difficult to predict.

Non-GAAP Disclosure

To supplement the unaudited consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), Sohu’s management uses non-GAAP measures of gross profit, operating profit, net income, net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited and diluted net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited per ADS, which are adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude the impact of the share-based awards, which consist mainly of share-based compensation expense; changes in fair value recognized in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; an impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company’s core businesses; and interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge imposed by the U.S. TCJA. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results.

Sohu’s management believes excluding share-based compensation expense, changes in fair value recognized in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company’s core businesses; and interest recognized in connection with the Toll Charge from its non-GAAP financial measure is useful for itself and investors. Further, the impact of share-based compensation expense and changes in fair value recognized in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company’s core businesses; and interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge cannot be anticipated by management and business line leaders and these expenses were not built into the annual budgets and quarterly forecasts that have been the basis for information Sohu provides to analysts and investors as guidance for future operating performance. As the impact of share-based compensation expense, changes in fair value recognized in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values, and the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company’s core businesses does not involve subsequent cash outflow or is reflected in the cash flows at the equity transaction level, Sohu does not factor this impact in when evaluating and approving expenditures or when determining the allocation of its resources to its business segments. As a result, in general, the monthly financial results for internal reporting and any performance measures for commissions and bonuses are based on non-GAAP financial measures that exclude share-based compensation expense, changes in fair value recognized in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values, the impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company’s core businesses, and also excluded the interest expense recognized in connection with the Toll Charge.

The non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance investors’ overall understanding of Sohu’s current financial performance and prospects for the future. A limitation of using non-GAAP gross profit, operating profit, net income, net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited and diluted net income attributable to Sohu.com Limited per ADS, excluding share-based compensation expense, is that the impact of share-based awards has been and will continue to be a significant recurring expense in Sohu’s business for the foreseeable future. In order to mitigate these limitations Sohu has provided specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables include details on the reconciliation between the GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measures that have been presented.

Notes to Financial Information

Financial information in this press release other than the information indicated as being non-GAAP is derived from Sohu’s unaudited financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. It is currently expected that the Business Outlook will not be updated until release of Sohu’s next quarterly earnings announcement; however, Sohu reserves right to update its Business Outlook at any time for any reason. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Sohu’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, instability in global financial and credit markets and its potential impact on the Chinese economy; exchange rate fluctuations, including their potential impact on the Chinese economy and on Sohu’s reported US dollar results; recent slow-downs in the growth of the Chinese economy; the uncertain regulatory landscape in the People’s Republic of China; fluctuations in Sohu’s quarterly operating results; the possibilities that Sohu will be unable to recoup its investment in video content and that Changyou will be unable to develop a series of successful games for mobile platforms or successfully monetize mobile games it develops or acquires; Sohu’s reliance on online advertising sales, online games and mobile services for its revenues; the impact of the U.S. TCJA; and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy in China in general and on Sohu’s business in particular.  Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Sohu’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, and other filings with and information furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Conference Call and Webcast 

Sohu’s management team will host a conference call at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, November 15, 2021 (8:30 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time, November 15, 2021) following the quarterly results announcement. Participants can register for the conference call by navigating to http://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/8218759. Once preregistration has been completed, participants will receive dial-in numbers, an event passcode, and a unique registrant ID.

To join the conference, please dial the number you receive, enter the event passcode followed by your unique registrant ID, and you will be joined to the conference instantly. Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time November 15 through November 22, 2021. The dial-in details for the telephone replay are:

International:

+1-646-254-3697

Passcode:

8218759

The live Webcast and archive of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Sohu’s Website at http://investors.sohu.com/.

About Sohu.com

Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU) was established by Dr. Charles Zhang, one of China’s internet pioneers, in the 1990s. As a mainstream media platform in China, Sohu is indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based products which continually offer a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication to the vast number of Sohu users. Sohu has built one of the most comprehensive matrices of Chinese language web properties, consisting of the leading online media destinations Sohu News App, mobile news portal m.sohu.com, PC portal www.sohu.com; online video website tv.sohu.com; and the online games platform www.changyou.com/en/.

Sohu provides online brand advertising services as well as multiple news and information services on its matrix of websites and also on its mobile platforms. Sohu’s online game business, conducted by its subsidiary Changyou, develops and operates a diverse portfolio of PC and mobile games, such as Tian Long Ba Bu (“TLBB”), one of the most popular PC games in China. Changyou also owns and operates the 17173.com Website, a game information portal in China.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Ms. Pu Huang

Sohu.com Limited

Tel: +86 (10) 6272-6645

E-mail: ir@contact.sohu.com

In the United States:

Ms. Linda Bergkamp

Christensen

Tel: +1 (480) 614-3004

E-mail: lbergkamp@christensenir.com

 

[1] On a constant currency (non-GAAP) basis, if the exchange rate in the third quarter of 2021 had been the same as it was in the third quarter of 2020, or RMB6.92=US$1.00, US$ total revenues in the third quarter of 2021 would have been US$202 million, or US$14 million less than GAAP total revenues, and up 28% year-over-year.

[2] In view of the completion of the transaction with Tencent related to Sogou, the results of operations for Sogou and the gain from its disposal are presented in separate line items as discontinued operations. Retrospective adjustments to the historical statements have been made in order to provide a consistent basis of comparison. Unless indicated otherwise, results presented in this release are related to continuing operations only.

[3] Non-GAAP results exclude share-based compensation expense; changes in fair value recognized in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations with respect to equity investments with readily determinable fair values; an impairment charge recognized for an investment unrelated to the Company’s core businesses; and interest expense recognized in connection with the one-time transition tax (the “Toll Charge”) imposed by the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law on December 22, 2017 (the “U.S. TCJA”). Explanation of the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures and related reconciliations to GAAP financial measures are included in the accompanying “Non-GAAP Disclosure” and “Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Results of Operation Measures to the Nearest Comparable GAAP Measures.”

[4] Monthly active user accounts refers to the number of registered accounts that are logged in to these games at least once during the month.

[5] Quarterly aggregate active paying accounts refers to the number of accounts from which game points are utilized at least once during the quarter.

 

 

 

SOHU.COM LIMITED

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)







Three Months Ended




Sep. 30, 2021


Jun. 30, 2021


Sep. 30, 2020


Revenues:








    Brand advertising

$

33,748

$

36,840

$

41,094


    Online games


166,750


151,272


101,324


    Others


15,592


16,290


15,476


Total revenues


216,090


204,402


157,894










Cost of revenues:








   Brand advertising (includes share-based

   compensation expense of $7, $90, and $240,

   respectively)


24,006


26,770


28,459


   Online games (includes share-based compensation

   expense of $78, $78, and $151, respectively)


28,977


17,026


20,024


   Others 


3,754


5,518


5,075


Total cost of revenues


56,737


49,314


53,558










Gross profit


159,353


155,088


104,336










Operating expenses:








   Product development (includes share-based

   compensation expense of $1,188, $1,228, and $2,469,

   respectively)


65,898


65,254


59,532


   Sales and marketing (includes share-based

   compensation expense of  $83, $212, and $496,

   respectively)


45,349


45,560


40,250


   General and administrative (includes share-based

   compensation expense of  $1,368, $1,658, and $2,516,

   respectively)


23,290


19,493


15,176


Total operating expenses


134,537


130,307


114,958










Operating profit/(loss)


24,816


24,781


(10,622)










Other income, net


5,043


7,509


7,859


Interest income


4,200


4,221


1,933


Interest expense


(2,501)


(2,488)


(1,352)


Exchange difference


317


(1,325)


(2,043)


Income/(loss) before income tax expense


31,875


32,698


(4,225)










Income tax expense

19,577

10,847

11,082


Net income/(loss) from continuing operations


12,298


21,851


(15,307)


Net income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax[6],[7]


756,768


55,882


(42,181)


Net income/(loss)


769,066


77,733


(57,488)










Less: Net loss from continuing operations

attributable to the noncontrolling interest

shareholders


(1)



(50)


Less: Net income/(loss) from discontinued

operations attributable to the noncontrolling

interest shareholders


(65,134)


36,994


(27,874)










Net income/(loss) from continuing operations

attributable to Sohu.com Limited


12,299


21,851


(15,257)


Net income/(loss) from discontinued operations

attributable to Sohu.com Limited


821,902


18,888


(14,307)


Net income/(loss) attributable to Sohu.com Limited


834,201


40,739


(29,564)










Basic net income/(loss) from continuing operations per

share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited[8]

$

0.31

$

0.55

$

(0.39)


Basic net income/(loss) from discontinued operations

per share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

20.75

$

0.48

$

(0.36)


Basic net income/(loss) per share/ADS attributable to

Sohu.com Limited

$

21.06

$

1.03

$

(0.75)


Shares/ADSs used in computing basic net

income/(loss) per share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com

Limited


39,614


39,509


39,286










Diluted net income/(loss) from continuing operations

per share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

0.31

$

0.55

$

(0.39)


Diluted net income/(loss) from discontinued operations

per share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com Limited

$

20.75

$

0.48

$

(0.36)


Diluted net income/(loss) per share/ADS attributable to

Sohu.com Limited

$

21.06

$

1.03

$

(0.75)


Shares/ADSs used in computing diluted net

income/(loss)  per share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com

Limited


39,614


39,509


39,286


















[6]   In view of the completion of the transaction with Tencent related to Sogou, the results of operations for Sogou and  the gain from its

disposal are presented in separate line items as discontinued operations.

[7] For the third quarter of 2021, net income from discontinued operations included the disposal gain recognized during the quarter as a result of

the completion of the Sohu/Tencent Sogou Share Purchase on September 23, 2021.

[8]  Each ADS represents one ordinary share.

 

 

 

SOHU.COM LIMITED


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 


(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS)










As of Sep. 30, 2021


As of Dec. 31, 2020


ASSETS






Current assets:






           Cash and cash equivalents[9]

$

1,407,504

$

217,057


           Restricted cash[10]


2,864


330,791


           Short-term investments


165,948


100,745


           Accounts receivable, net


81,769


87,521


           Prepaid and other current assets 


105,954


106,590


           Assets held for sale (current)[9]



1,412,168


Total current assets


1,764,039


2,254,872


Long-term investments, net


45,941


31,634


Fixed assets, net


324,594


337,674


Goodwill 


48,532


48,434


Intangible assets, net


9,725


4,842


Restricted time deposits[10]



101,519


Prepaid non-current assets 



1,006


Other assets


28,634


42,140


Total assets

$

2,221,465

$

2,822,121








LIABILITIES 






Current liabilities:






           Accounts payable 

$

92,202

$

107,611


           Accrued liabilities


132,696


157,513


           Receipts in advance and deferred revenue


53,828


52,055


           Accrued salary and benefits


81,449


100,826


           Taxes payable


23,606


28,006


           Short-term bank loans[10]



315,550


           Other short-term liabilities


112,787


106,171


           Liabilities held for sale (current)[9]



416,998


Total current liabilities

$

496,568

$

1,284,730








Long-term accounts payable


2,503


3,202


Long-term bank loans[10]



92,000


Long-term tax liabilities


430,977


406,353


Other long-term liabilities


3,769


3,855


Total long-term liabilities

$

437,249

$

505,410


                         Total liabilities

$

933,817

$

1,790,140














SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY:






          Sohu.com Limited shareholders’ equity


1,286,329


347,369


          Noncontrolling interest


1,319


684,612


                     Total shareholders’ equity

$

1,287,648

$

1,031,981








Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  

$

2,221,465

$

2,822,121









[9] On September 23, 2021, Sohu announced the completion of the transaction contemplated by the Share Purchase Agreement, dated September 29, 2020 and

amended on December 1, 2020 and further amended on July 19, 2021, by and among the Company, the Company’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Sohu.com

(Search) Limited (“Sohu Search”), and TitanSupernova Limited (“Parent”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”), in which

Sohu Search sold all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.001 per share, of Sogou Inc. (“Sogou”) and Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.001 per share,

of Sogou owned by Sohu Search to Parent. As a result, items of assets/liabilities held for sale have been derecognized. 

[10] Following the completion of the Sohu/Tencent Sogou Share Purchase, Sohu repaid a short-term bank loan and a long-term bank loan that had been used by the

Company to finance  the Changyou privatization and repaid Changyou’s offshore financing facilities. In connection with such repayments, a pledge of  restricted cash,

restricted time deposits, and a mortgage on a building owned by Sohu were released.

 

 

 

SOHU.COM LIMITED


RECONCILIATIONS OF NON-GAAP RESULTS OFOPERATIONS MEASURES TO THE NEAREST COMPARABLE GAAP MEASURES


(UNAUDITED, IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)
























Three Months Ended Sep. 30, 2021


Three Months Ended Jun. 30, 2021


Three Months Ended Sep. 30, 2020




GAAP


Non-GAAP

Adjustments


Non-

GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP

Adjustments


Non-

GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP

Adjustments


Non-

GAAP


























7

(a)





90

(a)





240

(a)



Brand advertising gross profit

$

9,742

$

7

$

9,749

$

10,070

$

90

$

10,160

$

12,635

$

240

$

12,875


Brand advertising gross margin


29%




29%


27%




28%


31%




31%


























78

(a)





78

(a)





151

(a)



Online games gross profit 

$

137,773

$

78

$

137,851

$

134,246

$

78

$

134,324

$

81,300

$

151

$

81,451


Online games gross margin


83%




83%


89%




89%


80%




80%


























(a)





(a)





(a)



Others gross profit 

$

11,838

$

$

11,838

$

10,772

$

$

10,772

$

10,401

$

$

10,401


Others gross margin


76%




76%


66%




66%


67%




67%


























85

(a)





168

(a)





391

(a)



Gross profit

$

159,353

$

85

$

159,438

$

155,088

$

168

$

155,256

$

104,336

$

391

$

104,727


Gross margin


74%




74%


76%




76%


66%




66%










































Operating expenses

$

134,537

$

(2,639)

(a) $

131,898

$

130,307

$

(3,098)

(a) $

127,209

$

114,958

$

(5,481)

(a) $

109,477


























2,724

(a)





3,266

(a)





5,872

(a)



Operating profit/(loss)

$

24,816

$

2,724

$

27,540

$

24,781

$

3,266

$

28,047

$

(10,622)

$

5,872

$

(4,750)


Operating margin


11%




13%


12%




14%


-7%




-3%






















Income tax expense

$

19,577

$

(865)

(b,c)$

18,712

$

10,847

$

(1,755)

(b,c)$

9,092

$

11,082

$

(642)

(b,c)$

10,440


























2,724

(a)





3,266

(a)





5,872

(a)







1,068

(b)





(1,673)

(b)





1,587

(b)







1,221

(c)





1,198

(c)





1,171

(c)












156

( d)








Net income/(loss) before non-

controlling interest

$

12,298

$

5,013

$

17,311

$

21,851

$

2,947

$

24,798

$

(15,307)

$

8,630

$

(6,677)


























2,724

(a)





3,266

(a)





5,872

(a)







1,068

(b)





(1,673)

(b)





1,587

(b)







1,221

(c)





1,198

(c)





1,171

(c)












156

( d)








Net income/(loss) from continuing

operations attributable to Sohu.com

Limited for diluted net loss per

share/ADS

$

12,299

$

5,013

$

17,312

$

21,851

$

2,947

$

24,798

$

(15,257)

$

8,630

$

(6,627)


Net income/(loss) from discontinued

operations attributable to Sohu.com

Limited for diluted net  loss per

share/ADS[11]

$

821,902

$

320

$

822,222

$

18,776

$

493

$

19,269

$

(14,307)

$

1,462

$

(12,845)


Net income/( loss) attributable to

Sohu.com Limited for diluted net 

loss per share/ADS

$

834,201

$

5,333

$

839,534

$

40,627

$

3,440

$

44,067

$

(29,564)

$

10,092

$

(19,472)


Diluted net income/(loss) from

continuing operations per

share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com

Limited 

$

0.31



$

0.44

$

0.55



$

0.63

$

(0.39)



$

(0.17)


Diluted net income/(loss) from

discontinued operations per

share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com

Limited

$

20.75



$

20.76

$

0.48



$

0.49

$

(0.36)



$

(0.33)


Diluted net income/(loss) per

share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com

Limited

$

21.06



$

21.19

$

1.03



$

1.12

$

(0.75)



$

(0.50)


Shares/ADSs used in computing

dilutednet income/(loss) per

share/ADS attributable to Sohu.com

Limited


39,614




39,614


39,509




39,509


39,286




39,286










































Note:




















(a) To eliminate the impact of share-based awards as measured using the fair value method. This adjustment does not have an impact on income tax expense.

(b) To adjust for a change in the fair value of the Company’s investment in Hylink and the income tax effect.

(c) To adjust for the effect of the U.S. TCJA.


(d) To adjust for an impairment charge recognized for investments unrelated to the Company’s core businesses






















[11]  In view of the completion of the transaction with Tencent related to Sogou, the results of operations for Sogou and the gain from its disposal are presented in separate line items as discontinued

operations.

 

 

 

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